The azcentral.com news and sports Web site was looking for top high school softball performers for the first week of the season, and found plenty of candidates for recognition from Xavier Prep.
Nine Gators were on the list after Xavier’s 3-0 start, led by junior pitcher Riley Flynn, who won all three games while giving up no runs and striking out 35 batters.
Other Xavier players of note were junior shortstop Bridget Donahey, freshman third baseman Lauren Putz, senior catcher Macy Lee, junior second baseman Meghan Schouten, junior first baseman Emma Petersen, senior left fielder Sydney Johnson, junior right fielder Elliot Smith and senior infielder Jazmin Andrade.
Xavier is due to play once this week, on Tuesday (March 23) with a home contest at Petznick Field against Chandler Basha. First pitch is at 3:45 p.m.